The Best of the Best 2015

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Antique Shop

Where should you go to find great antique furniture selections and decor for your home? In Tulsa, Windsor Market’s 34,000 square feet welcome shoppers to browse its furniture, fixtures, art, lighting and more. You can spend hours hypnotized by The Market at Walnut Creek, which displays more than 100 showrooms under its roof, all boasting fabulous selections from home décor to gifts. Zoller Design & Antiques on Cherry Street helps its clients with conceptual planning, interior design and finding the perfect pieces.

Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels, Best Fine Jewelry Store. Photo courtesy Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels.
Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels, Best Fine Jewelry Store
Photo courtesy Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels.

In Oklahoma City, Mockingbird Manor Antiques is a hidden treasure, full of beautiful selections. You can find all sorts of styles at Antique Avenue, which hosts more than 20 dealers and their unique finds. Antique Co-op displays beautiful antiques and collectables in its mall that houses more than 70 antique dealers.

Car Dealership

Finding the car you love at a price you can afford can be exhausting, but these dealers and their staffs will do all the work so you can enjoy the ride. Rev up luxury at Lexus of Tulsa on Memorial Drive, where all the information you need to drive away in the best, most affordable vehicle is at your fingertips. Whether looking for a new import or another pre-owned make and model, Jackie Cooper Imports & Nissan will help you find the right fit, while Don Carlton Honda offers sleek, affordable, stylish selections, and if they don’t have what you’re looking for, they’ll let you know when it rolls onto the lot. BMW of Tulsa and Jim Norton Toyota have experienced staffs that take care of their customers, ensuring their return.

From its large selection to its knowledgeable staff, Bob Moore Auto Group does everything it can to take the hassle out of the car-buying experience. Jackie Cooper BMW provides the latest models and a complete parts and service department to make it a one-stop shop. With six locations in the Oklahoma City metro area, David Stanley Auto Group has grown into a trusted and reliable organization.

Don Thornton, owner of Lexus of Tulsa, Best Car Dealership. Photo by Natalie Green.
Don Thornton, owner of Lexus of Tulsa, Best Car Dealership Photo by Natalie Green.

Children’s Clothing Store

Kids grow up so fast that outgrowing their clothes becomes a regular occurrence. Before you know it, you’re back at the store with a long list of needs. These stores, their employees and their prices are consistent when your kids’ wardrobes are not. Kathleen’s Kids sells some of the top children’s lines, toys, shoes, bath products and more, even making custom accessories. GapKids offers stylish and durable clothing for every stage in your little one’s life. Lolly Garden in Utica Square will turn your little one into a fashionista with its outfits and accessories for infants, boys and girls.

Gymboree sells adorable outfits for boys and girls as well as accessories, swimwear, shoes and more. Uptown Kids offers some of the top children’s lines for boys and girls, including 7 For All Mankind, Ella Moss, Joes, Luli & Me, Kick Off Couture and many more. GapKids’s selection and prices also find a spot on Oklahoma City’s list.

Department Store

We go to department stores to find everything we needs – clothes, makeup, jewelry, handbags, shoes and more – in one place. Department stores that stand out combine quality with customer service. Saks Fifth Avenue in Utica Square beautifully displays its merchandise and hires knowledgeable and stylish employees who will help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Miss Jackson’s, also in Utica Square, provides its clients with an upscale shopping experience that includes personal shoppers, a penthouse salon for all your beauty needs and a fur salon that displays a variety of selections. At Dillards, find everything you need from your closet to your kitchen in all the latest styles at the most affordable prices.

In Oklahoma City, Balliets in Classen Curve offers high-end collections as well as contemporary lines, pleasing shoppers of all styles. Dillards selection and affordability makes it a favorite in Oklahoma City. Macy’s rounds out the list with its assortment of styles and departments.

Eyeglass Store

No one ever said sunglasses were out-of-style, but hearing from the optometrist that glasses were needed used to be terrible news. Today, with the latest fashions, glasses are highly sought-after accessories. Visions Unique Eyewear’s two Tulsa locations offer stylish pairs in a variety of lines, including Bvlgari, Chanel, Lafont, Maui Jim, Oakley, Oliver Peoples and more. Hicks Brunson Eyewear in Utica Square always has the latest brands and styles on hand as well as knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff members to help you find the best fit. Black Optical offers sleek, trendy his-and-her designs for optical and under-the-sun occasions.

In Oklahoma City, Pearle Vision lands at the top of the list for its all-inclusive services of comprehensive eye exams, fittings, craftsmanship and frames from top brands. Dick Story Optical’s long history providing top-of-the-line eyewear to Oklahoma City and its variety of brands makes it a close runner-up. LensCrafters’ three locations in Oklahoma City offer its customers a national-sized experience with a local, personal feel.

Visions Unique Eyewear, Best Eyeglass Store.
Visions Unique Eyewear, Best Eyeglass Store

Fine Jewelry Store

Where do Oklahomans go to find the pieces that make their outfits sparkle? In Tulsa, Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels is the favorite with its beautiful display of jewelry, bridal pieces and watches alongside its standout customer service that includes repair and custom design. Moody’s Jewelry’s seven locations offers the latest by top designers that go beyond necklaces, rings and earrings to include wallets, golf tools, money clips, cufflinks and more. Star Jewelers in Broken Arrow has dazzled Tulsans for more than 40 years with its quality jewelry and customer service. Israel Diamond Supply shines like its diamonds with ethical, high-grade gems at great prices.

B.C. Clark Jewelers has been in business since 1892, providing Oklahomans with quality merchandise and service. Naifeh Fine Jewelry displays its beautiful pieces throughout its 1,500-square-foot showroom while offering expert repair and restoration.

Mitchener-Farrand provides Oklahoma City will stunning diamonds, pearls and other jewelry.

Gift Store

Choosing the perfect gift to get a friend, family member or significant other is hard enough. So when you finally figure out what you want, these stores will make finding it easy. Margo’s Gift Shop in Utica Square has become a Tulsa tradition, offering seasonal gifts that spruce up the holidays alongside stationery, toys, picture frames, candles and more, while Miss Jackson’s, another Utica Square staple, is a great place to get your special lady fashionable clothing and accessories, as well as relaxing and refreshing beauty packages in its penthouse salon. Nielsens is the go-to shop for décor, dining and wedding gifts, and Perfect Touch offers a wide range of products that include jewelry, candles, dinnerware, Oklahoma themed gifts, beauty products and more. the snow goose is an eclectic mix of unique gifts and products, perfect for any occasion; On A Whim has everything you need from fashion, skin care, baby gifts, décor and more; and Ida Red has fun gifts and Oklahoma-themed pieces you won’t want to be without.

In Oklahoma City, shoppers flock to Kamber’s to find unique gifts for all their home and office needs. On A Whim offers its same colorful and fun gifts in Oklahoma City. Urbane Home & Lifestyle is the perfect stop for home décor, including the latest designs in furniture, décor, books, art and more.

Grocery Store/Market

Clean, organized, quality and friendly are a few of the characteristics we look for in the grocery stores we frequent, and because food gives us the fuel we need to be at our best day in and day out, these grocery stores strive to feed us only the best. Petty’s Fine Foods in Utica Square is a landmark. Serving Tulsans since 1945, Petty’s offers all your grocery needs alongside specialty and imported products, freshly prepared dishes, catering services and delivery. Reasor’s Foods has everything its customers are looking for, for the prices they want, including groceries, pharmacy, banking, floral department and more. Whole Foods Market and Sprouts Farmers Market round out the list with quality products that cater to a healthy, sustainable lifestyle and committed, friendly employees.

In Oklahoma City, Buy For Less attracts shoppers with its healthy selections at modest prices, even offering nutrition classes and budget ideas, and its café, The Gourmet Grille, at select locations. Homeland caters its customer service to helping shoppers get in and out and on with their busy lives, while providing all their grocery needs. Whole Foods Market is also a popular destination in Oklahoma City with its healthy and sustainable options.

Men’s Boutique

Shopping is not just a woman’s pastime. Men like to look great, too, and these stores are helping them dress for success from top to bottom. Travers Mahan offers top brands that cater to all occasions, including casual, causal dress and formal, and many love the custom work Travers Mahan does for its clients. Abersons offers more than 20 stylish brands for men to choose from. Pinpoint Resource tailors its customer service to each client, offering fashions both traditional and trendy.

S.J. Haggard & Co.’s two Oklahoma City locations dress its customers in the latest brands of the highest quality. Mr. Ooley’s provides men with designer brands that include suits, dress shirts, neckwear, belts and shoes. Blue Seven offers casual but sophisticated fashions and accessories of the latest trends.

Pet/Pet Supply Store 

Our pets are family members, and we want the best for them. Tulsans love taking their companions along with them to PetSmart, where everything a pet-owner needs from food, treats and toys to grooming, veterinary services and more are all under one roof. Petco is a close second with its comprehensive products for every kind of pet. Southern Agriculture will treat your pets great and offers a long list of quality products and great, quick veterinary services for busy moms and dads.

PetSmart is also at the top of the list in Oklahoma City as a one-stop shop for all your pet needs. Britton Feed & Seed gives Oklahoma City cats and dogs healthy and holistic choices that they love. Petco’s great selection and service makes it a top destination in Oklahoma City, too.

Shopping Mall/Center

A successful shopping mall will entice shoppers with its eclectic array of stores, restaurants and businesses. Utica Square not only offers its visitors great shops and delicious tastes, but fun entertainment and beautiful strolls in between stores. Center 1 is comprised of the sleek, white buildings on Peoria Street with floor-to-ceiling window storefronts housing unique, stylish boutiques, galleries, fitness studios, restaurants and furniture stores. Woodland Hills Mall’s two-level center is a top destination for shoppers with its myriad stores, including more than 80 unique to Woodland Hills.

In Oklahoma City, Penn Square Mall takes this year’s prize with its more-than-140 specialty shops that cover an array of shopping needs. Quail Springs Mall draws crowds with its great store selection as well as its dining options, which include El Chico and HuHot Mongolian Grill, and its movie theater: AMC Quail Springs Mall 24. Nichols Hills Plaza offers its guests unique and established stores and services, while Classen Curve does the same in its distinctively designed outdoor shopping mall.

Sporting Goods/Outdoor Store

From sportswear to all the sports equipment you can think of, where do Oklahomans go most to find what they need without breaking a sweat. Dick’s Sporting Goods has been providing athletes of all sports, ages, shapes and sizes with everything they need to get in the game since 1948 and continues carrying the latest products and technologies. Academy Sports & Outdoors keeps avid sport enthusiasts and newcomers to the field fit with all the necessary apparel and gear. Bass Pro Shops massive facilities are an outdoor enthusiast’s playground, housing everything you need for fishing, hunting, camping, boating and more, and Sun & Ski Sports sells an array of sports and athletic products including a huge selection of skiing gear for both water and snow.

Toy Store

In today’s market, toys are a dime a dozen. So where do parents, grandparents, guardians or friends go to get the best toys for kids? Whether interactive, video, educational, outdoors, dress-up, electronic or other varieties, Toys “R” Us keeps Tulsa kids, and their parents, smiling with its large selection at affordable prices. At Target kids flock to the toy lanes for some of the best games and toys on the market. Kiddlestix is a colorful playground, offering popular brands, specialty toys and a knowledgeable staff.

In Oklahoma City, parents also shop at Toys “R” Us to find all the toys and games that inspire, educate and mold their kids’ minds. Learning Tree sells toys for all ages, includes books, stuffed animals, puzzles, dolls, board games, building blocks and more. Walmart’s selection and prices rounds out this year’s list.

Wine/Liquor Store

Getting alcohol in Oklahoma is hard enough. Finding a store near you with all your favorite spirits in stock makes it manageable. Ranch Acres Wine & Spirits is a Tulsa favorite for its sprawling selection of beer, wine and spirits. Old Village Wine & Spirits at 41st and Peoria serves great sips and a friendly staff. Primo’s Fine Wine & Spirits’ knowledgeable staff will help you pick the best drinks for your palette.

In Norman, University Liquor, a sanctuary for the University of Oklahoma students, impresses with its extensive selection of specialty products and popular wines and beers. The Wild Turkey Finer Wines & Spirits in Oklahoma City boasts the largest selection of spirits, wine, beer and mixers in the area, giving customers exactly what they want. Broadway Wine Merchants strives to stock its shelves with its customers’ favorite sips, and if they don’t have something you want, they can order it and have it for you the next day.

Balliets, Best Department Store,  Women’s shoe store Photo by Brent Fuchs.
Balliets, Best Department Store, Women’s Shoe Store
Photo by Brent Fuchs.

Women’s Boutique

We express ourselves with the clothes we wear, and when making that first impression, women want to look and feel their best. These clothing boutiques can help. From shoes and handbags to accessories and clothing, Abersons will help you accomplish the confident and stylish look you want with its more than 30 luxury designer and designer brands, more than 20 handbag brands and many more that will add to that polished look. On A Whim will brighten up your wardrobe with its variety of trendy apparel and accessories. Donna’s Fashions brings casual and upscale fashion trends popular in big cities to Tulsa for customers who can’t get enough of its style and friendly staff.

In Oklahoma City, women go to Ruth Meyers for top fashion finds, personal shopping and alterations. Gordon Stuart offers some of the most popular designer brands in women’s fashion and will help you into the perfect fit. Bow & Arrow Boutique’s selections will help you express yourself while looking fabulous and feeling comfortable.

Women’s Shoe Store

Shoes are good for a woman’s soul. Bright and colorful or neutral, tall or short, flat or wedged, pointy or round, open toe or closed, women love shoes of all flavors, and we know they can make or break a look, and even an ankle if you aren’t careful. Tulsans love Saks Fifth Avenue’s shoe department that boasts the latest and trendiest styles from sandals, flats and wedges to boots, pumps and more. Abersons offers more than 20 top brands to choose from. J. Cole Shoes help its customers walk the walk with its experienced staff and fashionable pairs.

Balliets’ shoe salon is Oklahoma City’s favorite pick with its selection of top lines and shoes for every season. Gordon Stuart is another favorite for its carefully curated collection of the latest fashions. Shoetopia has one focus: shoes, offering its customers the hottest trends at affordable prices.